My Reading Goal

My goal this school year is to read 30 books. That averages out to about 1 book a week. I will meet this goal by reading at least 60 minutes a day and choosing books that are the correct reading level for me and are of interest to me. I will also read a balance of fiction and non-fiction books.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fablehaven

Fablehaven, a fantasy book by Brandon Mull, is the engaging story of Kendra and Seth who spend two enchanted weeks with their grandparents.  When Kendra and Seth arrive at their grandparents' house they are dreading the time that lies before them.  They soon discover that their location is truly something special and their time there will be anything but boring.

I was completely drawn in by the characters in this book.  I came to admire Seth's adventure and courage and Kendra's level headedness and strong sense of duty.  Both of these characters learned important lessons throughout the story.  I believe that Seth learned a greater sense of self-control, and Kendra actually realized the importance of sometimes taking a risk.  These changes are evident in many of the characters actions.  For example, Seth accidentally changes a fairy into an imp, but later he is relieved when the imp returns to her fairy form.  Also, Kendra knows that she must risk visiting the fairy queen's island if she is to save her family.  I'm sure that as I read the next books in the series, I will see these changes in Kendra and Seth's actions.

I highly recommend this book to readers that enjoy fantasy and adventure.  It is surely a page turner and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.  

8 comments:

  1. Your blog is making me want to read Fablehaven! I will if I can the book.

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  2. You should read all 5 books in the Fable Haven sires

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  3. There are five books? I'd better get going on the series! I want to read the first one but I am focusing on the books of Ember.

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    1. I'll be interested to hear what you think about the third book in that series.

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    2. Mrs. Goutell,
      I can CONNECT to your post even though I have not YET read the Fablehaven series because Seth's adventurous spirit and Kendra's ability to manage her impulsivity remind me of two characters that I recently met in books that I've read. In Every Soul a Star, Bree's little sister is a risk-taker, open to new ideas, adventures, and change. Although she changes little in the book, she does have the power to influence those around her. As far as Kendra, I see that Melinda, in the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio changes to be more reflective about what is important in life, risking the scorn of her new friends to value true friendship and goodness.

      I would like to EXTEND our conversation to an interview with author Brandon Mull http://cleanreads.blogspot.com/2007/06/interview-with-brandon-mull-of.html I found it interesting to read about his inspiration for his characters!

      CHALLENGE Really, more than a challenge, I guess that I would like to ask you if you feel motivated to read the rest of the series? Did you know that he has a new book called Candy War? Did you know that this was his first book as an author??

      Thank you for your enlightening post! I can't wait to now read Fablehaven!

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  4. Mrs. Goutell,
    I totally agree with you about the amazing characters in Fablehaven. The clash of Seth's love of adventure and Kendra's sense of not being naughty provides an interesting plot throughout the series. This is one my favorite series I have ever read. Great job on this summary, and not giving away too much of the interesting story.

    TannerB
    From Ms. Falcone's Class

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    1. Thanks for reading my post Tanner. I'm going to read The People of Sparks next and then I'm going to read Fablehaven Rise of the Evening Star. Do you have any other great book suggestions?

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  5. I read this book and really liked it.

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